Erkan Can (born November 1, 1958 in Bursa, Turkey) is a Turkish film and theatre actor, who has won the Golden Orange for Best Actor twice for his roles in “On Board” and “Takva: A Man’s Fear of God”, and the Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor for “Takva: A Man’s Fear of God”.
He began acting in 1974 at the age of 16 with the local Bursa State Theater and took acting classes at the Industrial Vocational High School. From 1982-1984 he undertook his compulsory military service. In 1985 he entered the theatre department of the Istanbul State Conservatory and made his first screen appearance, alongside Kemal Sunal, in “Davacı” (1986) directed by Zeki Ökten before graduating in 1990.
From 1991-92 he performed with the Bakirkoy Municipal Theatre. He had his first major roles in the television series “Mahallenin Muhtarlari” (1992) and “Yalancı” (1993) for TRT. He had a minor appearance in “Sokaktaki Adam” (1995), directed by Biket İlhan, and a featured… read more